Economy

Sustainability Economy IconThe development of a diverse, vibrant economy that provides economic opportunity for residents is essential to achieving the City’s aspirations for a high quality of life.   Creating and preserving jobs and enhancing our revenue base are key objectives. A healthy economy and strong jobs climate are a foundational aspect for building sustainable communities. Likewise, policies that support increased sustainability also boost local economy and create greater diversity and access to high paying jobs.

Programs or services provided in Business Retention & Development; Green Market Development; Housing Affordability, Infill and Redevelopment; Local Economy, Quality Jobs, and Workforce Readiness are a few examples of what is included in the “Economy” sphere of sustainability.

Economic Strategies

  • Align economic development initiatives around Phoenix’s core strengths
  • Focus on targeted industry sectors with highest impact and opportunity for sustained growth
  • Expand the pipeline of job creating businesses
  • Enhance the Phoenix business climate
  • Improve Phoenix’s competitive position in the new economic environment

Programs and Projects

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) is a way of purchasing that considers a product or service's effect on the environment as well as the costs over its entire operating life cycle. When comparing competing products or services serving the same purpose, EPP means selecting the product or service that has a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment. The Phoenix EPP Program was formalized in 2007. 


Downtown Business & workforce Center photo

The Business and Workforce Development Center opened in May 2013 and serves as a critical resource for recruitment and training. Services to businesses include talent acquisition strategies, training and development, including employer seminars and workshops. Most services are free to businesses. The center is conveniently located in downtown Phoenix.